RCSJ-Cumberland is charted as the Alpha Nu Chapter of the Alpha Nu Nursing Honor Society.
Alpha Delta Nu is the Honor Society for Associate Degree Nursing
Students that recognizes nursing students who excel academically.
Students need to meet the following criteria for formal induction into
the Alpha Delta NU:
The National Organization for Associate Degree
Nursing (N-OADN), in order to promote scholarship and academic
excellence in the profession of nursing, has established the N-OADN
Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society and has made provisions for the
establishment of Institutional Honor Society Chapters.
To promote scholarship and academic excellence in
the profession of nursing, the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing
(OADN), has established the Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society and has made
provisions for the establishment of Institutional Honor Society
The objective of the OADN Alpha Delta Nu Nursing
Honor Society shall be to recognize the academic excellence of students
in the study of Associate Degree Nursing. The society shall encourage
the pursuit of advance degrees in the profession of nursing as well as
continuing education as a life-long professional responsibility.
Additionally, the society shall participate in the recruitment of
qualified individuals into the profession of nursing.
Student Nurse Organization (SNO)
Mission & Purpose
The overall purpose of the Student Nurse Organization (SNO) is to
develop, promote and implement professional and educational related
programs while maintaining high standards nursing practice. The
underlying threads which connect the purpose of the college mission are
- Promote and foster individual development of the professional
nursing student through educational, social and cultural activities with
the college and greater community.
- Elevate the level of health knowledge. Promote wellness and
prevention within the college community and the Cumberland County
The Student Nurse Organization is a program level club that allows
students to become familiar with professional associations in nursing.
The National SNO provides job fairs and conferences aimed at the student
nurse population. Faculty and Staff from RCSJ-Cumberland Nursing Program have
participated in providing educational sessions at the SNA conferences in
Students who participate in the RCSJ-Cumberland SNO are afforded various
opportunities to serve the community, such as blood pressure screenings
at Health Fairs and RCSJ-Cumberland Nursing Program awareness at College events.
Students participate in fundraisers to offset the costs associated with
the RCSJ-Cumberland Nursing Pin, as well as the costs to host a 'post pinning'
reception for family and loved ones. Nursing Program tee shirts, sweats
and other merchandise is offered through the SNO. Officers of the SNO
hold leadership responsibilities and have provided the 'voice' of the
students in recent efforts such as a change in clinical uniforms.
Membership is free, all nursing students are encouraged to participate
in this worthwhile association.